Friday, June 15, 2018

Ile d'Aix back

The cable ship Ile d'Aix returned to Halifax this evening. After its lube oil spill in Halifax harbour May 29, the ship went to the Verreault shipyard in Méchins, QC for drydocking. It tied up this evening at Pier 9B which will allow for a closer look over the next few days.

The ship has a one year coasting license from November 23, 2017 to November 22, 2018 for permanent standby for cable repair services for what was called the Hibernia Cable Systems network. GTT Communications took over the five cable network in January 2017. It has renamed the Hibernia Express cable from Halifax to Ireland and the UK as the GTT Express.

The ship is expected to underway for repairs to the GTT Express with 24 hours and within 36 hours for the Greenland Connect cable and the Grand Banks Offshore Optical Cable.

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